Because I realize now that there is never a time of total escape from some type of "problem" that seemingly hangs over my head.
The COVID-19 isolation has a lot of us feeling anxious and on edge . . . and I want to share one of my strategies to calm myself. If you've known me well for any length of time, you'll be surprised at my answer. For too long I resisted doing daily stretching or yoga. I'm … Continue reading Feeling anxious? Stretch your body!
Tomorrow I'll experience a bilateral TKR - total knee replacement, both knees. So I'm T minus 1 day . . . and counting. It's been a journey to get here. Since the end of July when I got the bone-on-bone diagnosis, I've been doing stretches every morning and working out with weights two or three days … Continue reading T minus 1 day
When I was a kid, I thought that once you got to be an adult you became the person you'd be the rest of your life, no matter how long you lived. And what I've discovered is that I couldn't have been MORE wrong! I wrote in this blog back in the spring that I … Continue reading I’ve Changed! (from a dog person who loved teenagers to a cat person who prefers younger kids)
I realized that if I'm not looking forward to something, I get anxious.
There seems to be a lot of too much going around. My friends are too busy and too tired. And so am I. That seems to be a common symptom of our society. We work too hard and play too hard. We fill every moment with activity. We even seem to feel guilty if we … Continue reading Sometimes it’s just too much
I wrote a post about "re-" words back during my breast cancer treatments. And lately I've been thinking agian about how there are a whole lot of both positive and negative words that start with the prefix "re." So I'm going to try a series of posts dealing with some of those. … Continue reading Review, responsible . . . relax?
That's a crazy statement, right? I know more than I know. But it's true. I woke up a week ago feeling anxious. "What is this about?" I wondered. "Nothing bad has happened. Things have been going well." Then the realization hit me. I'm at the second anniversary of my finding a lump in my breast. … Continue reading I Know More Than I Know
Last week I had an MRI to see if what looked like cysts really were cysts. I'd had an MRI 18 months ago after my breast cancer diagnosis - and didn't remember having a problem with claustrophobia. Did I just forget in the whirlwind of information and procedures and emotions of that time? Perhaps, but … Continue reading On MRIs and Claustrophobia and the Cloud of Witnesses